My name is Yasmin Mohamed and I am a first generation Somali-American who was born and raised in San Diego, CA. In 2021, I obtained my undergraduate degree in Sociology from San Diego State University. I am currently studying in SDSU’s Master of Social Work program, and set to graduate in May 2024.
My professional experiences have always been aligned with my passion for serving marginalized groups and communities. In my internship at United Women of East Africa, I facilitated mental health discussions for high school students, assessed program outcomes, provided support to mothers in the Mindful Moms program, coordinated community outreach, and secured $45k in grant funding. During my employment at Community HousingWorks, I delivered an extended learning program to students in grades K-5, advocated for residents, and fostered school-home connections. At Hanana Community Center, I conducted community surveys, performed outreach calls, referred families to assistance programs, managed digital content, and coordinated events. As an instructional aide at Iftin Charter School, I supervised students, tutored various subjects, and collaborated with staff, teachers, and parents to enhance academic progress and promote the wellbeing of students.
I believe that my mission in life is to be a source of support and empowerment for others through social work and social justice advocacy. I plan to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work directly with disadvantaged communities, groups, families, and individuals who need mental health services such as counseling, case management, intervention, and evaluation.
In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my loved ones, connecting with nature, sewing, and cooking wholesome meals.